I AM CUBA, 1964.''Courtesy Milestone''
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ORIGINAL TITLE
Soy Cuba
1964

DIRECTOR
Mikhail Kalatozov

SCREENPLAY
Enrique Pineda Barnet, Yevgeny Yevtushenko

PRODUCTION
Bela Fridman, Semyon Maryakhin, Miguel Mendoza

DURATION
141 minutes

COUNTRY
Cuba

CAST
Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood

35mm
Original Spanish version with Italian subtitles

PLOT
I am Cuba is director Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1964 meditation on the need for revolution, told through the hunger for freedom from repression created by the citizens of Cuba living under the thoughtless rule of Battista. It may be one of the most visually seductive films of all time, and a tribute to the power of art.
“It’s an amazing formal and intellectual exercise”, Iñárritu offers. “It’s just hard to simply surrender to propaganda – for that to happen, it has to be so impregnated with poetry that then it becomes something else and it crosses over into masterpiece, which the film does. After the first shot, you are on the floor by knockout”.